Tag Archive: Garmin

Not Everyone Sold On OpenCaching Merchandise

OpenCachers can finally wear their hearts on their sleeves – well, their preferred logo anyway – though not all players are sold on the new designs. More than a year after first launching, the Garmin-run listing service has released a small line of OX merchandise for users to buy. The three items being sold through …

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Taking Photos Caching

Whilst a lot of us like to take photos while caching, with Garmin’s latest update to a number of their recent units, they have now opened new possibilities of taking photos with you where you go caching. Why is this useful? Well, we’ve all come across caches that have a hint such as ‘see photo’ …

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An Old-Skool Introduction: Rediguana

MEET OUR NEW BLOGGER Rediguana hails from the shaky city of Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an emergency manager by trade, and some of his interests outside of geocaching include travel, photography, mapping, and open source software and data. An ‘old-skool’ cacher, Rediguana (real name Gavin Treadgold) started geocaching in May 2001. . It’s been …

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Can You Connect An Android To An Oregon?

                  An important question for It’s Not About The Numbers’ readers: Can you connect an Android phone to Garmin’s Oregon GPSr? Obviously, there are some issues with getting an appropriate connector (my Android has a micro b USB port, while the Oregon 450 has a mini b USB port) but …

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How Many Caches Can You Find?

Tired of singing Christmas carols and basting that gigantic turkey but just can’t find an excuse to go caching? It’s Not About The Numbers has the answer … See how many geocaches and yellow perils (Garmin Etrex units) you can find in the photograph below. If your family requires you to be sociable over the festive …

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OpenCaching Poll Results

Ten days ago, It’s Not About The Numbers repeated the OpenCaching.com poll we ran almost exactly 12 months ago – but with a few extra questions. Now it’s time to announce our latest results! It’s worth noting that we gave the original poll more time to run due to the Christmas period and there was more interest in the issue back …

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Cumbyrocks: Some Thoughts On OpenCaching(.com) Now

So OpenCaching.com is one year old. At the time it was released, I was awaiting the arrival of my third child, who was born one month later. It occurred to me earlier today that as they were both born about the same time that there may be some similarities here. No, I’m not about to …

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OpenCaching.com One Year On

OPINION PIECE First, the disclaimer: my name is Nick Brown and I have been geocaching at Geocaching.com under the name of sTeamTraen for nearly eight years. I’m also privileged to have been a Groundspeak volunteer for part of that period, but everything written here is my own personal opinion and has not been approved, solicited or …

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Tracking A Celebrity Geocacher Down Under

Has celebrity geocacher Bernhard Hoecker left his autograph in one of your hides? When the popular German comedian – and author of a geocaching book – toured New Zealand last month for an interactive tourism campaign, he couldn’t resist signing some local logbooks. “But we had to go to places that the German users voted …

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GPS Review: Garmin Oregon 450

Reviewing a GPS unit that has been around for nearly three years is a bit like writing an article about a 1977 Ford Escort (which, interestingly, was my first car and a wonderfully simple vehicle for a young man to have). All are well familiar with it by now, its various strengths and weaknesses, and …

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